COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center
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This webpage is dedicated to providing our school community with the latest information on COVID-19.  This information is subject to change without notice as we receive additional information. We suggest you continue to check back periodically for the most accurate information. 


2020-21 School Reopening Details

The Windham School District will reopen for staff professional development days that will occur on August 31 as well as September 1, 2, 3, and 8.

The Windham School District will reopen for students on September 9, 2020, with the following required protocols and guidelines in place to protect the safety and welfare of all personnel and students while in the school or in use of school facilities. Click here for safety protocols.

The school year will start for all students with a phased-in hybrid or full remote option. This will allow students and staff to experience remote learning.

8/2: Community Update from Emergency Board Meeting
9/8: Superintendent's Update on COVID cases
9/8: Tomorrow Start Adjustments for WHS
9/9: Superintendent's Update on COVID cases
9/10: Superintendent's Update on COVID cases
9/11: Superintendent's Update on COVID cases
9/14: Superintendent's Message
9/15: Health and Safety Protocol Reminder
9/16: School Board and Town Officials Joint Statement
9/16: COVID Update from the Superintendent
9/17: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/18: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/21: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/22: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/23: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/24: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/25: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent
9/28: COVID-19 Update from the Superintendent

School Reopening Plans

You should have received the details of our 2020-21 school reopening plans from your building level administrators.  We encourage you to read through all of the documents that the schools have provided in order to give you the fundamental information you need in order to help transition your family back into the new school year. 
2020-21 Individual School Reopening Plans and Dates

  1. Golden Brook School
  2. Windham Center School
  3. Windham Middle School
  4. Windham High School

District Transportation for the 2020-21 School Year
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2020-21 GBS PM
2020-21 WCS/WMS AM
2020-21 WCS/WMS PM
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The Windham School District was notified by our transportation partner, Student Transportation of America (STA), that they will not be able to provide our district with full transportation services due to staffing. As of today, STA has a shortage of 10 bus drivers for our district.

The Windham School Board has voted to surrender transportation services for grade 11 and grade 12 students only. These students will be responsible to acquire their own transportation to and from school.  If and when STA secures additional bus drivers, we will reinstate the district's commitment to providing all students with transportation.  The board has also voted to increase the walking distance for grade 9 and grade 10 students to their bus stop from ½ mile to one mile.  Based on these changes, the finalized bus routes will be available shortly.  Because of the reduced number of buses currently being able to transport students the length of time for transport may increase. Students that are unable to attend school due to transportation issues will be able to attend class virtually.  Parents will be asked to contact the absentee line and report that their students will be “remote” for the day.  If the student does not appear on the remote platform for attendance, they will be marked absent.

The Board has not made these decisions lightly and will be working with the administration to provide resolution to these changes as soon as possible.  

District Parent Resources

  1. 2020-21 Safety Protocols
  2. District Timeline
  3. Remote Learning Handbook
  4.  What to expect with the new full remote model
  5.  Full recording of the full remote option (presentation from the Thursday, August 6th School Board Meeting)
  6. Student Options Overview
  7.  Back to School Tips
  8.  CDC: School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

School, Local, and State Communication

 

Our school administrative team has an ongoing partnership with our town officials regarding this situation.  We have also had direct contact with the NH Department of Education (NHDOE) and the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) to give us guidance on the appropriate protocols to follow.  We will continue to partner with these groups and take our lead from their direction and guidance.


District-based Communications


We have recently set-up a dedicated email address and phone number for our community.  The phone number/email address are to be used only for concerns regarding recent travel, upcoming travel, and to report illnesses or absentees associated directly with COVID-19.  If your student is out for any other reason, please continue to use your school’s dedicated absentee report process. 


  1. Email: covid19@windhamsd.org
  2. Phone: (603) 845-1566

 


Nutrition Services


Information:

  • The District will provide pick-up services for breakfast and lunch for all remote-learning students. All meals will be available for pick up at Windham High School from 8am-8:30am daily. Please pre-order by 5pm the day before at:
     
    WNS Breakfast/Lunch Order Form
  • If your child has a special meal prescription plan on file, please contact us before your pick-up at 603-845-1558 x5820 or nutrition.services@windhamsd.org.
  • If you cannot make the timeframe for pick-up services, please contact nutrition.services@windhamsd.org.
    • USDA is providing immediate, short-term support for schools & families by providing free meals until Dec. 31st dependent on available funding.
  • To qualify as a Free meal, a student must choose a fruit or vegetable along with 2-3 additional food components.  All other purchases will be charged a la carte pricing, this includes incomplete meals, milk only, a 2nd meal, snacks & beverages.
  • All Windham families currently on Free/Reduced Meals Program please renew this year’s application so that when the waiver runs out you will still receive your benefits of Free/Reduced mealsWSD Free - Reduced Meals Application
  • All Nutrition Services staff will complete ServSafe COVID19 Precautions Training in addition to annual sanitation training prior to the start of school.

For additional questions please reach out directly to our nutrition services department.
Phone: 603-845-1558 x5820
Email: nutrition.services@windhamsd.org

 WNS Breakfast/Lunch Order Form

Windham School District Menus


Student/Staff Counseling Services

There is no doubt that our students have some questions about this situation. The most important thing that our students can know is that their health and safety is always our first priority whether they are at school or at home.  If any student should have additional questions during school hours, they are welcome to reach out and discuss their questions and concerns with their school guidance counselor.  Please see below for available resources:

The guidance department has set-up a site in order for you to access for additional support materials: https://sites.google.com/windhamsd.org/wsd-school-counseling

The Upper Room is a family resource center that is now available online.  This program offers support groups for parents, caregivers, young adults, and teens.  To access their remote learning and support programs visit: https://www.urteachers.org/remote-learning-and-support

Additional resources on how to talk to your child: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Local, State, and National Resources:

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